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Women's Strawweight Division


Josefine Knutsson

Women's Strawweight Division

8-0-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Decision

Josefine Knutsson

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Learn more about Josefine Knutsson's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Stockholm, Sweden
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jun. 10, 2022
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2021
  • One win by KO
  • Origin of nickname: “My coach Sanja thought I was fast when I trained with her in the beginning of my career, so she started to call me Thunder.”

Noche UFC (9/16/23) Knutsson won a three round unanimous decision over Marnic Mann 


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 7

Episode three (8/22/23) Knutsson won a three-round unanimous decision over Isis Verbeek



6/10/22 – Knutsson won a three round unanimous decision over Yedam Seo

What ranks and titles have you held?

-World championship IFMA 2018, Mexico Gold medalist. 

-Swedish Muay Thai champion x3.

-K-1 WGP winner against Japanese champion KANA, 2019.

-K-1 WGP winner against KOTOMI, 2019.

-K-1 WGP winner against Mellony Geugjes, 2020.

Do you have any heroes? Bruce Lee, Alexander Gustafsson, Khamzat Chimaev, Reza Madadi

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The biggest dream of my life is coming true. I put so much time into my training. I’ve been into martial arts since I was 14 years old. I started with self-defense and from there, my passion grew stronger for martial arts as an hobby, and then as a lifestyle. This is my biggest passion, and this is my life now. I will do everything to show everyone that I belong in the UFC. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied economics, with a focus on law in the upper secondary school. After I graduated, I was interested in sports, so I took a totally different turn into Sports Academy and studied elite sports education.

What was your job before you started fighting? I had a lot of different jobs - everything from postman, working in the gym as a receptionist, restaurant work, and working in housing with special services for people with disabilities.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? In Muay Thai, gold medalist world champion in IFMA 2018, Mexico and Swedish champion in Muay Thai three times.

Favorite grappling/striking technique: I love to do push kicks, elbows, knees from my Muay Thai background, but I don’t have any special techniques that I always train. For me, I get out what I trained for every particular opponent type.